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bucket shop

n. an unofficial and usually illegal betting operation in which the prices of stocks and commodities are posted and the customers bet on the rise and fall of prices without actually buying stock, commodities, or commodity futures. Bucket shops are seldom seen today since there are many opportunities to gamble legally on the stock and commodities markets.

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Which, in English, means there is a 1 in 300 chance that it was your tax money that was sent to pay off the bookie at the bucket shop.
Most of the bucket shops died with the Stock Market Crash of 1929.
But that's not to say that The Bucket Shop isn't open to reaching out to new clientele or markets.
The Bucket Shop, a division that provides teeth edges and buckets for heavy equipment, also has room for growth as eager tradespeople are in high demand.
com were smiling today after the online bucket shop announced it was on course to achieve a UK profit by June and said its revenues were improving steadily.
With the internet and Teletext, who needs to set foot inside a bucket shop again unless they've buried the remote control in the wheelie bin of Christmas rubbish?
They used to take four holidays a year, this year they borrowed a friend's house in Spain and went on bucket shop tickets from Luton Airport," observed her interviewer.
Both Timmins International and the Bucket Shop have also recently established new buildings on Riverside Drive, at a size of 15,000 square feet and 10,000 square feet, respectively.
When I worked a summer on an airline in Gatwick, a fellow stewardess took great pleasure in dismissing the passengers as the bucket shop brigade who saved for their one package holiday a year.
Of the smaller stocks, online bucket shop and former stock market darling Lastminute.
The main news of the morning was provided by online bucket shop and former stock market darling lastminute.
For instance, Timmins United Supply wanted to show customers and their 80 employees the new expansion of their Bucket Shop, so Brian Blahey, marketing manager of Timmins United Supply, launched two open houses.